Romain Virgo’s Reggae Cover of Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me”

*All Photos Courtesy of Niko Browne (Lifeline Music) & Romain Virgo

Check out Romain Virgo’s smooth reggae cover of Sam Smith’s, one-night-stand anthem, “Stay With Me”.  Niko Browne, of Lifeline Music (Jamaica), both produced the track and directed the music video.  Virgo’s superb vocal abilities mixed with Browne’s incredible production skills create an excellent cover.  Browne also produced many of the songs from Romain’s sophomore album The System (2012) (VP Records).

How do you like Romain Virgo‘s version of “Stay With Me”?  Do you like his rendition or Sam Smith’s original better?  Comment below!

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UB40 “Every Breath You Take” (The Police Reggae Cover)

*All photos courtesy of UB40

Country/Region: England (Europe)

Everyone knows The Police’s classic hit “Every Breath You Take”; but we bet you have never heard it like this!  Legendary British band, UB40, cleverly transforms the tune into a reggae dance anthem.  Compared to the slow-tempo original, UB40 drives the ballad with upbeat Caribbean drum rhythms and catchy guitar hooks.  The band’s smooth vocals complimented with heavenly saxophone harmonies allow the song to soar to new heights!  We won’t spoil it for you any longer, just take a listen.

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Wayne Wonder “Hold Me Now”

*Photos courtesy of VP Records and Warner Music Group

What better way to celebrate the arrival of spring and warm weather than by jamming to a sun-splashed island jam by Wayne Wonder?  His up-tempo reggae remix of the popular 80s hit, by the Thompson Twins, fuses multiple Caribbean rhythms to create one romantic serenade.  “Hold Me Now” is also featured on the tropical 50 First Dates movie (starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore) soundtrack.

What do you think of Wayne Wonder’s “Hold Me Now”?  Do you prefer his or the original?  Comment below!

Nyanda “Trouble” (Taylor Swift Dancehall Reggae Cover)

Photos courtesy of Eric Christian King, Nyanda and Black Lion Music Group

Check out this wicked dancehall cover of Taylor Swift’s “Trouble” by Nyanda.  Her unique dancehall reggae rendition of the pop country hit has spent 6 Weeks on UK’s Urban Club Chart and continues to gain popularity across the world!  “The mere fact that a dancehall version of Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble” exists makes the heart swell with happiness; the way Nyanda flips the pronouns to make herself the femme fatale is an inspiring touch.”      [Metro UK: Alex Macpherson].

What do you think of Nyanda’s version of “Trouble”?  Which version do you like better?  Comment below! 


 

Sugar Black “Fly Like an Eagle” (Reggae Cover)

*Photos: Various Sources

Check out Sugar Black’s funky reggae cover of “Fly Like an Eagle” that’s featured on the album, Ultimate Reggae Rocks: A Tribute to Rock n’Roll.  This rock song was originally written and performed by the Steve Miller Band in 1976.  Twenty years later, the R&B singer, Seal, covered the song for the Space Jam movie soundtrack in 1996.  The movie starred basketball superstar Michael Jordan and the famous Looney Tunes.

Sugar Black revives this classic once again in a rocking reggae style.  The band does not stray too far from the original and does the number justice.  Sugar Black’s powerful rhythm section drives the pulse as the animated guitars roar with ferocity.  The strong vocals harmonize nicely as they keep your ears glued until the very end.  Take a listen and see for yourself!

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